The following post contains stuff about SW:TOR, among others, if you're going to bash said game, please skip my post
I pre-ordered SW:TOR a few days ago, was looking at the guild recruitment thread over at the swtor subsection of mmo-champ (more commonly known as "The dark side" ) and I realized that I really didn't want to go trough all the application/Raid days/weekly attendance crap all over again.
Don't get me wrong I'll play SW:TOR and expect it to be great, but after raiding rather hardcore in WOW, I'm really not up for starting a new game, spending hours upon hours to reach max level, grind generic raid 1, wait for content patch, grind generic raid 2, ...
I'm really thrilled that GW2 is taking a different approach, with no raiding, where you won't HAVE to be online at 7 pm to raid till half past 12 3-4 days in a week.
I want to log in, help a guy feed squirrels to his oversized dog, and in the middle of that process, get stomped by a huge dragon set to destroy all nornmanity.
I want a game, not a second job.